Posted on May 26, 2011
On Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm, Christiana Little will sing in the first-ever performance of Operation: Opera at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. Operation: Opera, headed by Olivia Custodio, brings together a group of young singers to perform famous arias (and some less conventional repertoire) in the casual, funky, booze-infused setting of the Lower East Side’s Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. Christiana will be singing a Mozart aria, and two ensembles with the group, one by noted Spanish composer Enrique Iglesias, and one by Rihanna. Christiana will also be rapping. Cover charge is $7. More info and directions here.
Posted on April 19, 2011
On April 15, 2011, Christiana traveled to the Hayes Center in Blowing Rock, North Carolina to perform with Chuckleball, the Off-Broadway parody comedy sports musical review. However, two members of the four-person cast and the director were stuck in NYC due to flight delays! With only a couple hours till showtime, Christiana prepared a 20-minute set of music to buy time, in hopes that her cast-mates would simply arrive late. When it became clear that they would not arrive until after 10pm, Christiana tore through the script to figure out which numbers could be done with only two actors. Her impromptu cabaret set, along with the revised show was a hit – including Christiana’s unrehearsed (but off-book) appearance as Tiger Woods! Cameo guest star Jerry Moore (head coach of the Appalachian State University Mountaineers football team) described Christiana’s accomplishment:
“It’s times like this, when things are not going your way, that certain performers rise to the occasion. As a coach, I want performers like [Christiana] on my team anytime.”
Watch a medley of Christiana’s pre-show song set here:
Posted on April 7, 2011
Watch Christiana Little (as “Eva”) sing “Shadows of Emptiness” in the new rock opera Original Innocence by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders. Eva, slain at the hands of Adam, watches as her friends prepare her grave and reflects upon her transition into the afterlife:
Posted on March 21, 2011
Tickets are on sale for Original Innocence, a new rock opera retelling of the creation story by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders, starring Christiana Little as “Eva.” This world premiere will take place Friday, March 25 at 8pm & 10pm at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, NY (232 3rd Street at 3rd Ave). Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online here.
Posted on March 8, 2011
On March 4, 2011, Christiana Little sang her rendition of our National Anthem for Friday Night Fights NYC, New York’s premier Muay Thai boxing league. Check back soon for video!
Posted on March 7, 2011
Christiana Little has been invited to join Essential Voices USA, one of the nation’s top singing ensembles, led by Emmy-nominated conductor Judith Clurman. Christiana will sing on their upcoming concert, The Composer Speaks: Shulamit Ran, featuring the music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. The concert is Sunday March 13, 2011, at Hebrew Union College Chapel at 1 West Fourth Street in Manhattan. You can learn more about Essential Voices USA and purchase advance tickets to the concert here. You can learn more about Judith Clurman here.
Posted on February 23, 2011
Christiana Little has been cast in the leading role of “Eva” in Original Innocence, a new rock opera retelling of the Adam and Eve story. Music/lyrics/story by Dave Nuss, written by Eric Sanders, directed by Pat Diamond. You can see the first-ever workshop performance on March 25, 2011 at 8pm at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, New York. You can read more about Original Innocence here.
Posted on January 15, 2011
Christiana will be singing in the Bound for Broadway Singer Showcase, Sunday January 23rd at 9:30pm at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. She will be performing alongside a handful of other fine performers at this iconic off-Broadway piano bar in the heart of the West Village. Tickets are $15, and there is a two-drink minimum. Email Christiana if you’d like to reserve a ticket!
You can read more about JDProductions (who are producing the showcase) here.
You can read more about the legendary Duplex (and get directions!) here.